Student Information

Student Name

Anna Takos




Internship Information

Company/Organization: New York Smile Institute

Mentor(s):Dr. Dean Vafiadis

Topic of Internship

Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry

Background Information

The New York Smile Institute is a dental practice dedicated to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using state-of-the-art procedures in aesthetic and implant dentistry. It was established by Dr. Dean Vafiadis in 1991 as a private office performing general dental care and has grown to an internationally recognized state-of-the-art facility that focuses on patient care and dental education. Located in Manhattan, NYSI has doctors who use comprehensive treatment planning in restorative and cosmetic and implant dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. These doctors are well educated professionals who continue to advance their knowledge in this field.

Summary of Internship

My internship at the New York Smile Institute not only provides me with an excellent example of my future career, but it gives me the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and experience about corporate America. At NYSI, I am able to get first-hand experience of what it takes to run a successful business in the field of aesthetic and implant dentistry. I have different aspects of the business, from patient interaction, to the different procedures and the tools needed to conduct these procedures. This knowledge base has helped me when working with my mentor, Dr. Vafiadis, during procedure. Because of this experience, I feel confident that I will be prepared to enter into the dental field and begin my own journey towards my career.

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